5 Meatless Ways to Show Zucchini Some Love

June 4th, 2018


Celebrate the zucchini with us, a superfood summer jewel! This time of year, gardens and farmers’ markets are bountiful with zucchinis. This versatile fruit, often confused for a vegetable, is a great source of folate, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Plus, it’s filled with fiber. Little known fact, a zucchini comes from a flower, which means it’s a fruit! The zucchini is the subject of countless recipes and even has its own zucchini Pinterest board.

Want to show zucchinis a little more love? Right now is a great time to put them on your plate. Here are a few recipes to help you do just that.

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Zucchini Fries

This zucchini fries recipe is super popular at Meatless Monday. Lightly breaded and baked, these zucchini fries would pair nicely with the Quinoa Zucchini Burgers recipe below!

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This hearty burger is the perfect healthy substitute to a hamburger. The recipe features zucchini, Portobello mushroom, bell pepper, and shallots. It comes to us from A Life Less Sweet.

mexican_zucchiniJulienned Zucchini Vegan Mexican Bowl

This Mexican-style zucchini dish is quick to prepare and requires only a few minutes in front of a lit stove, which is a big bonus on a hot day. It’s a super hearty and flavorful meal, and comes to us from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

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This delicious tart comes to us from Ezra Pound Cake, featuring zucchini, tomato, and smoked Gouda cheese. It’s a simple recipe that allows you to add your own twists; maybe you want to add the heat of a fresh chili pepper, maybe you don’t. Your choice!

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Black Bean Meatless Balls and Zucchini Noodles
Still hungry for more? Try this fresh spin on an old classic. This recipe comes to us from The Happy Health Freak.

 

Have a favorite zucchini recipe, one that’s just too good to keep to yourself? Post it via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtags #zucchini and #MeatlessMonday.